Wednesday, January 30

Tuesday, January 29


Sunday, January 20

Must See!

Awesome recap of Lost seasons 1 through 3. Will get you up to date in just 8:15. Funny, too!

Lost Recap

Friday, January 18

You're Fired!

From RealityBlurred:

The boardroom segment of The Apprentice has always been its most dramatic part, especially when the contestants verbally latch on to each other’s necks and claw until there’s just a bloody stump remaining. It’s where everyone is held accountable for their behavior during the task, and where Donald Trump makes some irrational decision and then justifies it by saying “I had no choice” over and over again.

But the celebrities who populate the boardroom on The Apprentice 7 are unwilling or incapable of doing what they’re supposed to do, namely point fingers and blame each other. They won’t even answer questions. That’s a huge problem, and it’s increasingly left Donald Trump to make most of the celebrities’ arguments for them and to try to start fights. (Up until last night, he’s also fired the quietest, least-confrontational people.) This also explains why the producers cast Omarosa and Piers Morgan, two NBC reality stars; they know what their job is and what the show is all about, and don’t hesitate to attack when it’s time to attack.

The celebrities’ demure nature led to the most baffling boardroom ever last night, as Donald Trump fired Gene Simmons for being, well, Gene Simmons. First, Gene—who was assigned to lead the women’s team, and announced that he was a “benevolent dictator”—repeatedly dissed the episode’s sponsor, Kodak, by saying its executives made the wrong decision. Earlier, he said they didn’t even understand their own company. “They’re wrong. To be quite frank, the executives themselves may not understand what Kodak needs. I’m arrogant and I certainly have the expertise to know what Kodak does need. I am pretty damn good,” he said with his flat, monotone voice.

In the boardroom, Gene Simmons refused to bring Nely Galan back with him, even though she irritated the Kodak executives and Trump was practically begging Gene to let him fire her. Instead, Gene picked Omarosa and Jennie Finch, neither of whom did anything wrong during the task. “Oh, Gene. I don’t get it,” Trump whined when he chose Omarosa. “She’s not the reason that you lost.”

Talking to Gene Simmons—whose impossibly calm demeanor is half of the fun of watching him spout ridiculous, obnoxious, yet sometimes astute things—Donald Trump’s head nearly spun off his shoulders, probably because he knew that firing Gene meant decreasing the show’s entertainment value by about 25 percent. “Gene, what am I going to do? You brought back two people that I practically told you you shouldn’t bring back. What the hell did I do? You’re so independent; you’re so tough,” Trump said. Gene Simmons may have weird hair like Donald Trump, but he lacks the same aggressiveness, and Trump fired him.

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Thursday, January 17


Friday, January 11

Best Picture

I've been told that No Country For Old Men, Sweeney Todd and There Will Be Blood are three of the five nominated pictures nominated for the big Oscar.

Bloody list!

Tuesday, January 8

LOST Goodies

From EW:

'Lost': Doc Jensen Goes Fourth!
Season 4 premieres Jan. 31 -- but before we return to The Island, our expert already has some Web-inspired theories cooking

By Jeff Jensen

The wait is almost over. The fourth season of our mutual fixation Lost is almost upon us after a long, restorative, and well-negotiated break. My crazy-tank has been topped off, and I've got ideas to burn...though upon completing the first draft of the text you're about to read, I realized that the Doc Jensen cogs had acquired some crust and rust during the layoff. That isn't all bad for me. I recently visited a Lost fansite and saw a puzzling, preposterous image that I hadn't seen or thought about in many mad moons: the four-toed statue. I found myself intrigued all over again. Time may have dulled my Lost mind, but not my interest.

Of course, the anticipatory excitement of season 4 is undercut with bittersweet reality. Lost was only able to finish half of its 16-episode season before the Writers Guild of America went on strike. According to sources, if Lost can't resume work by Jan. 31 (the same date the new season premieres), it will start becoming logistically impossible to produce a full season of shows. (My understanding is that this goes for most every other scripted series on TV, too.) The situation will become more complicated if the strike pushes into the spring and postpones the back half of the season altogether. Last May, when ABC and the producers of Lost announced that the series would end after three more seasons, they agreed to only make 16 episodes during each of those years. The logical implication would seem to be this: ABC can't just simply increase the size of 2009's 16-episode pod in order to make up for a strike-shortened season — not without reworking the terms of the pact they hammered out earlier this year. And so, once again, another season of Lost will come with the distraction of sideshow drama concerning the future of the series itself.


I'm just saying, it would be neat to learn more about:

1. The four-toed statue
2. The whispers
3. The pile of unclaimed Pearl Station diaries
4. Desmond's inability to escape The Island after the castaways relieved him of button-pushing duty
5. Why Mr. Friendly (may he rest in fake-bearded peace) told Kate, ''You're not my type.''

Also.... CLICK HERE to read Dan Snierson's interview with Matthew Fox. Excellent!

For The Cat With Everything

Kitty Wigs

Thursday, January 3

Bose, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Got the Bose (in-ear) headphones for Christmas. Why the hell did I wait so long to get them? Damn they are awesome!

Anybody Watching?

Celebrity Apprentice debuts tonight at 8pm. I'm actually somewhat intrigued by the notion Gene Simmons will be one of the participants. I've enjoyed his reality show and he does seem to possess a decent amount of business sense.

Time will tell.

You Tube

Ever wonder what Tetris would be like if it used humans instead of puzzle pieces?